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Vic Falls to Gorillas (34 destinations)

Zimbabwe,  Zambia,  Malawi,  Tanzania,  Kenya,  Uganda

Tour length 43 daysFrom Victoria Falls to Nairobi
Overland Truck
Wildlife
Safari
Gorilla Trekking
Group
Fully Guided
Serious

About this tour

Experience the best East Africa offers on a 43-day in-depth adventure from Zimbabwe to Kenya. From the cascading beauty of Victoria Falls to the fragrant delights of Zanzibar's spice plantations, the peaceful shores of Lake Malawi to the bustling activity of Nairobi, this trip features vibrant landscapes, local village communities and the renowned African wildlife. Spot elephants in Zimbabwe, see lions in the Serengeti and track gorillas in Uganda – your animal expeditions alongside the natural wonders and colourful cultures of this unique region will surely make for some unforgettable moments.This is an overland trip. That means you’ll be travelling with a group in a purpose-built vehicle, visiting remote communities, setting up your own tent, occasionally roughing it in the bush with no facilities, and getting the best possible views of the Big Five. While the trucks don’t have air conditioning, they do have sliding windows which let in the breeze and make it even easier to take spectacular snaps of the local wildlife. The drive days can be long, but it’s as much about the journey as the destination, and half the fun is the camaraderie. For more info on this style of travel, see our Africa overland page: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/africa/overlandAt Usambara Mountains the group will do an easy hike to the beautiful Irente viewpoint.Camp in the Serengeti National Park itself without fences between you and the animals. Your leader will brief you on the safety measures the group will need to take for the two nights spent in the park.Tracking gorillas in the dense forest can sometimes be wet, muddy and uncomfortable. The terrain is by no means easy either, so it can be pretty strenuous and often humid. But the sheer thrill in coming across a habituated group of gorillas, dominated by a great male silverback, more than outweighs any difficulty. You need to be prepared and fit enough to walk up to 4 hours – up and downhill. A top tip is to pack some gardening gloves to assist in any uphill climbs. See https://www.intrepidtravel.com/au/gorilla-trekking for more information.Some passengers on this trip will have been travelling together prior to the start of your trip, so they can help you get into the groove quickly. To see what you're missing out on check out our Africa Encompassed Northbound trip.As the early bird catches the worm, the early camper sights the animals. There will be many early starts either to make use of the better safari time or to beat the morning traffic on long travel days.
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Tour ID 4299
Tour length 43 days
Group size 22
Age range 15 - 99

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Intrepid Travel

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Day 1: Victoria Falls
Day 2: Victoria Falls
Day 3: Bulawayo
Day 4: Bulawayo
Day 5: Masvingo
Day 6: Harare
Day 7: Lusaka
Day 8: Petauke
Day 9: South Luangwa National Park
Day 10: South Luangwa National Park
Day 11: Lake Malawi
Day 12: Lake Malawi
Day 13: Chitimba
Day 14: Iringa
Day 15: Mikumi National Park
Day 16: Dar es Salaam
Day 17: Stone Town
Day 18: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 19: Zanzibar Northern Beaches
Day 20: Stone Town / Bagamoyo
Day 21: Usambara Mountains
Day 22: Usambara Mountains
Day 23: Arusha
Day 24: Karatu
Day 25: Ngorongoro Crater / Serengeti National Park
Day 26: Serengeti National Park
Day 27: Mto wa Mbu
Day 28: Nairobi
Day 29: Lake Nakuru National Park
Day 30: Eldoret
Day 31: Kampala
Day 32: Kalinzu Forest
Day 33: Queen Elizabeth National Park
Day 34: Kisoro
Day 35: Gorilla Trek
Day 36: Gorilla Trek
Day 37: Mbarara
Day 38: Jinja
Day 39: Jinja
Day 40: Kericho
Day 41: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 42: Masai Mara National Reserve
Day 43: Nairobi

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Carbon emission, kg/CO2
(Guests: 1, Nights: 1)
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